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Prenatal massage Cairns

Prenatal massage Cairns
Prenatal massage Cairns

Prenatal Massage Cairns

A prenatal massage is a specialized massage therapy designed for pregnant women to address the unique needs and discomforts associated with pregnancy. Here’s an overview of the process, benefits, conditions treated, and the stages of pregnancy where different massages may be appropriate:

Process of Prenatal Massage:

  1. Consultation and Health History: Before the massage, you’ll typically have a consultation with the massage therapist. They’ll ask about your medical history, current health status, any complications in the pregnancy, and specific areas of concern.

  2. Positioning and Comfort: During the massage, you’ll be positioned comfortably using supportive pillows and pads to accommodate your growing belly and ensure you’re at ease during the session.

  3. Techniques and Pressure: The massage therapist will use gentle and specific massage techniques tailored to the needs of a pregnant person. These techniques may include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage (with lighter pressure), gentle stretching, and sometimes lymphatic drainage techniques.

  4. Duration: Prenatal massages typically last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the therapist’s assessment and your comfort level.

  5. Follow-up: After the massage, the therapist may provide recommendations for follow-up sessions or additional self-care techniques to manage any ongoing discomfort.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage:

  1. Relief from Discomfort: Prenatal massages can alleviate common discomforts during pregnancy, such as lower back pain, swollen ankles, and muscle tension.

  2. Stress Reduction: The soothing nature of the massage can help reduce stress and anxiety often experienced during pregnancy.

  3. Improved Circulation: Massage can enhance blood and lymph circulation, aiding in reducing swelling and improving overall blood flow.

  4. Better Sleep: Many pregnant individuals experience improved sleep patterns after a prenatal massage.

  5. Emotional Support: Prenatal massage can provide emotional support and a sense of nurturing during this transformative period.

Conditions Treated:

  1. Back Pain: Prenatal massage can help alleviate lower back pain, a common issue during pregnancy due to the increased strain on the back muscles.

  2. Edema (Swelling): Massage can aid in reducing swelling in the hands, feet, and legs by promoting better circulation.

  3. Muscle Tension: Gentle massage techniques can help relieve muscle tension and soreness experienced during pregnancy.

Stages of Pregnancy and Different Massages:

  1. First Trimester: During the first trimester, gentle Swedish massage is typically recommended to promote relaxation and alleviate early pregnancy discomforts.

  2. Second Trimester: In the second trimester, Swedish massage can continue, focusing on muscle tension and stress relief. It’s crucial to avoid deep pressure on the abdomen and sensitive areas.

  3. Third Trimester: As the pregnancy progresses, lighter pressure and specialized positioning become more important to accommodate the growing belly. Focus areas often include the back, hips, and legs.

Tanya Galvin (Cairns Massage) has a special interest in pregnancy massage.  Tanya has been massaging pregnant women in Cairns for the last 10 years throughout most of the stages of pregnancy.

Tanya Galvin is also a fully qualified acupuncturist so I often help women with acupuncture for – 

Induction of labour

turning breech babies

helping stimulate milk supply

helping with carpal tunnel syndrome

helping with morning sickness

helping with back pain during pregnancy

please call to discover how I can help you with massage and maybe consider an acupuncture treatment if you are struggling with any of the above!

To book an appointment –

phone send a text to Tanya on 0408 054 538 or alternatively –

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prenatal massage cairns
prenatal massage cairns


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Special Interest in Pregnancy Massage

How to Book and Appointment

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The clinic is located at 111-113 McManus street Whitfield.  Its in a Queenslander and the entrance if via the front door.  There is an intake form to fill in in the foyer.

Please note there is a 24 hour change or appointment or cancellation or no show policy.

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